Labyrinth (Juno Reactor album)

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Labyrinth
Juno Reactor - Labyrinth.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) (US); September 29, 2004 (2004-09-29) (Japan)
RecordedRidge Farm Studio, The Paramour, Fox Soundstage, Egg Studio Fuji, O'Henrys, Los Angeles
GenreGoa Trance, world, film score
Length53:54
LabelMetropolis Records, Universal Music
ProducerJuno Reactor
Juno Reactor chronology
Odyssey 1992-2002
(2003)
Labyrinth
(2004)
Gods & Monsters
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic3.5/5 stars link

Labyrinth is the sixth studio album released by the multi-genre electronic/trance group Juno Reactor. It was released on October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) in the United States and on September 29, 2004 (2004-09-29) in Japan.

Overview[edit]

The album contains several pieces that hold various forms of sound ranging from orchestral, industrial, and techno as well as containing Juno Reactor's trademark tribal sound (possibly as best featured in Conquistador II). The album also features two songs from Watkins' collaboration with The Matrix composer Don Davis on the films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (from Reloaded) and "Navras" (from Revolutions). The version of Mona Lisa Overdrive is different from that featured on the film's soundtrack. It is shortened from its original time of 10:08 to 4:45 and there are easily noticeable differences in the sound of the bass and tone of the songs. Navras is a remix of Davis' song Neodämmerung that was heard on the end credits of The Matrix Revolutions. One known single of Zwara was released in Japan on November 26, 2003 as a promo.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks by Ben Watkins with collaborators mentioned on the track list
  1. "Conquistador I" – 6:02 (with Eduardo Niebla)
  2. "Conquistador II" – 5:06 (with Mabi Thobejane and Nick Burton)
  3. "Giant" – 4:00 (with Diane Charlemagne)
  4. "War Dogs" – 5:00 (with Budgie, Niebla, and Burton)
  5. "Mona Lisa Overdrive" – 4:45 (with Don Davis)
  6. "Zwara" – 6:35 (with Susan Hendricks)
  7. "Mutant Message" – 6:10 (with Xavier Morel)
  8. "Angels and Men" – 7:07 (with Taz Alexander)
  9. "Navras" – 9:06 (with Don Davis)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Taz Alexander – vocals
  • Azam Ali – vocals
  • Budgie – drums
  • Nick Burton – percussion, drum editing
  • Don Davis – orchestration and conductor
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Greg Ellis – percussion, drums
  • Mike Fisher – percussion
  • GocooTaiko drums
  • Hollywood Film Chorale – choir, chorus
  • Greg Hunter – engineering, bass guitar, mixing
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Susan Hendricks – vocals
  • Risenga Makondo – percussion
  • Simpiwe Matole – percussion
  • Xavier Morel – sonic forager
  • Eduardo Niebla – guitar
  • Deepak Ram – vocals, flute
  • Scarlet – guitar
  • Lakshmi Shankar – vocals
  • Mabi Thobejane – percussion, vocals
  • Tigram – ney
  • Youth – bass guitar

Production[edit]

  • Juno Reactor – production
  • Toto Annihilation – engineering
  • Zig Gron – music editor
  • Adam Wren – mixing
  • Simon Watkins – album art/photography
  • Scott Oyster – engineering
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering

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